SAVE THE DATE for the TENDERLOIN MAYORAL FORUM - WHEN: Wednesday April 4th, 5-7:30PM, program starts at 5:30pm sharp. - WHERE: St. Boniface Auditorium, accessible through the De Marillac Academy Gate at 175 Golden Gate.
Come show your Tenderloin Pride and hear what the candidates will do for you if elected.
If you would like to submit a question for consideration, or get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In January of 2018, the Clean Team properly cleaned and sanitized for 159 instances of human/animal waste in the neighborhood. See some poop? Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online. We were particularly busy with graffiti abatement, responding to 1107 instances, 425 more than December. This month we collected 1749 improperly discarded syringes, that's down from previous months.
Invest Tenderloin is the campaign and work program by which TLCBD will increase funding and services in quality of lives programs over the next two years leading to the TLCBD renewal in 2020. The general theme of Invest Tenderloin is to deepen, rather than broaden, our existing work while focusing on and sharing the personal stories of those affected by quality of lives programs.
Thanks to all who joined us at the third installment of Tenderloin Talk Live. TLCBD appreciated an opportunity to share how previous events have shaped our plan of work over the next two years. Read all about it here. Stay tuned for the next Tenderloin Talk Live in April.
Local public radio, KALW, recently sat down with one of our Turk Hyde Mini Park activators, Ramekon O’Arwisters, to discuss his life, Crochet Jam art practice, the power of listening, and freedom of expression. Check out his audio interview, which holds tremendous wisdom in 7 minutes and 45 seconds. Ramekon O’Arwisters' current show, Mending, is at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery until February 10th.
The Turk Hyde Mini Park Pilot Program was a great success. TLCBD and our partners set out to create a safe, clean, welcoming atmosphere on an extremely troubled park. We cultivated community member buy-in while transforming the negative uses of the park into positive experiences. During the pilot program, we served 2,308 people and programmed 123 activations. Most of all, we invested in people, and the people made the difference.
Please save the date for the next Tenderloin Talk Live on January 24th at 5PM. We will continue the quality of life conversation, reporting back on what we heard at our previous event and presenting our strategy and work plan for improving quality of life in the Tenderloin.
During the celebration, Program Director Kate Robinson reflected on the growth of Safe Passage from an entirely volunteer operation started by neighborhood moms in 2008. Our Tenderloin resident Corner Captains have become the heart and soul of our organization. It means so much to us that Microsoft would put this together to honor their commitment and to bring extra joy to their families during the holidays.
From the moment TLCBD communications staff discussed regularly nominating heroes, Safe Passage Corner Captains put forth Officer Eric Robinson as a ‘must recognize’. Have a nomination for our neighborhood heroes column? Tell Fernando@tlcbd.org. Acts of beauty and courage are never too small, and at this time nominations of any kind are considered.